Alan R. Stranyak
1948 - 2021
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Alan R. Stranyak passed away on February 13, 2021 at the age of 72. Loving husband of Barbara for 48 ½ years. Dear father of Kristen (David) Smith and Lisa (Brett) Emil. Proud grandfather of Joseph, Abigail, Kathryn, Samantha, Lucas, Elliot, and Julian. Dear brother of Julius (Valerie), Roger (the late Luz Maria), and the late Robert (the late Cary). Preceded in death by parents, Julius and Alma. Alan was proud to have served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Alan was a member of the Roam’n Chariots classic car club and served as a member and officer for the DAV in Livonia. Private family services will be held. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Memorial donations appreciated to the Wounded Warriors Project and the DAV.

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Published in Heritage Newspapers from Feb. 16 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Alan. We always so enjoyed getting together & sharing at the family reunions. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
George & Barbara Orban
Family
February 20, 2021
Alan and I were graduates of Edsel Ford. I left June 65 and Alan in 66. We met as Disabled Veterans at DAV Chapter 114 in Livonia. He was a Past Commander of the Chapter and State Treasurer. His leadership helped move the Chapter forward and expand our exposure in the community helping Veterans, their widows and children. The passing of Alan should remind us that many Disabled Veterans are still giving the ultimate sacrifice 50+ years after leaving active duty, to protect our freedoms.
His family was his life, with loving children and spouses and his many grandkids and Great Wife Barbara. Good bye my brother and rest in Peace.
Gary Busch
Friend
February 19, 2021
With his youngest grandson, Luke
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
With their second grandson, Elliot
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Speaking to his grandsons Cub Scout pack about being a veteran
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Stop hitting yourself
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Brothers
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Youngest daughter, Lisas wedding day
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Dancing with his beloved wife
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Joes first birthday
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
This third grand baby, Katy
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
I mustache you a question
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Joking around
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Mardi Gras
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Holding his first grandson, Joe
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 19, 2021
Proud America at his grandchildrens Veterans Day assembly
Kristen Smith
Daughter
February 18, 2021
Alan was my dad’s cousin, and more importantly, one of his best friends. Alan always treated me with genuine love and care. I’ll always remember too how clean Alan’s shoes were, always!
Brian Neale
Family
February 17, 2021
Alan was a great brother-in-law, beloved uncle to our two sons, Alex and Mike, and as a godfather, a wonderful example to Mike. Alan was quick to smile and laugh; I can hear him chuckling in my memories of him. He was my boss for one summer job at a clothing warehouse. Taught me to drink my coffee black with no cream or sugar, and bestowed upon me his Crosby, Stills & Nash 8-track tape. Alan accompanied me when I picked up my first new car from the dealer. He was a second "big brother" to me. Most of all, I'll remember the way he loved my sister, Barbara, and their daughters, Kristen and Lisa and their families. Miss you already, Alan. You left too soon. I'll think of you when I enjoy my coffee. I love you. Give Jesus a hug and have Him hug you back.
Christopher Stepien
Family
February 17, 2021
Alan was always a dynamic team leader, curriculum developer and presenter. Great team member
Michael Zewalk
Coworker
February 17, 2021
I will miss Al he will be missed by all who knew him. We both were in the same company in Vietnam.
Rest In Peace.

Jerry McLean class of 66
Jerry McLean
Military
February 17, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Alan is someone I always admired and loved. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Alan and may the grace of God keep your family.
Patricia Ollett Roberts
Family
February 17, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during these difficult times. Alan was a super friend and golfer who I shall miss. He had a contagious laugh and was a great story teller. I still recall the many stories of Barb and the family!! He touched many lives over the years and Lisa and I shall miss him greatly!!
Steven Hopkins
Coworker
February 16, 2021
So sad to hear of his passing, When we are able to get back to the reunions, I will be expecting him to show up. Loved you Alan
Nancy Ross
Family
February 16, 2021
I will forever remember the friendship I enjoyed with Alan over the past 50 plus years. Our shared laughter and countless good times will never be forgotten. Of all our friends, Alan was one of the kindest and most generous. You could always count on him if you ever needed him. I just wish we could have stayed more in touch over the past few years. Barb, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know your loss is great. May God bless and comfort you and yours. Rest well, Alan. We will miss you. Michael and Dorothy Bonich
Dorothy Bradd/Bonich
Friend
February 16, 2021
Alan was an amazing leader, boss and friend. He will truly missed. Bob Tournaud
Bob Tournaud
Coworker
February 16, 2021
A great guy. I really enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He will be missed.
David Duos
Friend
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